Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life? (Pt 1)

*This post is entirely my own opinion and is intended to be a guide to help bring awareness to people's actions that can be damaging their lives - that is all.* What does NOT taking responsibility for your life look like?Your common emotions are: anger, jealousy, sadness, resentment, and hatred  Anyone who doesn't take responsibility for… Continue reading Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life? (Pt 1)

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What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

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Know Who Inspires You and Why

There is gold in the knowledge of who you are inspired by, and most importantly - WHY. It's not enough to say you like this person or that person, or simply picking someone who you feel you should be inspired by. It's easy to say "I'm inspired by Oprah Winfrey" but if you can't actually… Continue reading Know Who Inspires You and Why

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Opening Up About My Insecurities

We all have insecurities, these negative self-beliefs that hinder our outlook on the world and how we live. These can be all sorts of things, but I bet there's quite a few that are common among all of us. Here, I've opened up about my own insecurities with the aim at bringing them into the… Continue reading Opening Up About My Insecurities

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Extensive Decluttering & The Mind

Lately, I've been Decluttering my space. Like a lot. So much so, in fact, my mom was actually worried about me. But she should have been the opposite - she should have been happy for me. For decluttering and getting rid of unnecessary things is wonderfully healthy for the mind. I'm still surprised that I've… Continue reading Extensive Decluttering & The Mind

You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

How to Get Out of a Low Mood

The other day, I'd been in a low mood, hence the "when I'm low" post before this one. But I've worked hard to get myself out of that low mood. As a seasoned person with anxiety and depression, I'm used to low moods. But that also means I've gathered tools to get myself out of… Continue reading How to Get Out of a Low Mood

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When I’m Low…

I hit the snooze button, over and over again. I snap and lash at my partner and my family. I eat a lot. Or not enough. I procrastinate. Then I beat myself up for being unproductive. I cry, a lot. I tell myself that I'm this and I'm that, only using the ugly words, of… Continue reading When I’m Low…